Near Raphine in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic Landmark of Agricultural Engineering
Where Cyrus Hall McCormick invented and in 1831 demonstrated the first successful reaper to introduce the era of farm mechanization is designated an Historic Landmark of Agricultural Engineering by American Society of Agricultural Engineers.
Erected 1972 by American Society of Agricultural Engineers.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the ASAE Historic Landmarks of Agricultural Engineering, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
Location. 37° 55.937′ N, 79° 12.797′ W. Marker is near Raphine, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Steeles Lane (Virginia Route 937) 0.6 miles east of Raphine Road (Virginia Route 606), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raphine VA 24472, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Marl Creek Interpretive Trail (a few steps from this marker); Cyrus H. McCormick (within shouting distance of this marker); Rockbridge County / Augusta CountyNew Providence Church (approx. Ύ mile away); Virginia Inventors (approx. Ύ mile away); Old Providence Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); New Providence Presbyterian Church (approx. 5 miles away); Brownsburg (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raphine.
Also see . . . Historic Landmarks of Agricultural Engineering. - List of ASAE/ASABE historical markers. (Submitted on April 8, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.